N scale railroad
Scenery did not get built on this version.
Original Track Plan
With turn-out assignments marked.
The Kamloops Line is an imaginary railroad. The first version of my N scale layout was built as an experiment in the corner of a spare bedroom. I did not know if I would like N scale. The framework is mostly 1"X4" Fir. The legs measure 2-3/4" X 2" X 32" making the layout just about 36" high. This would suit our Grand Kids perfectly. The layout then is 8' long, 36" high and 32" wide with a "L" at the west end which runs 4' from the back corner.
L's railroad layout
West side toward Fraser River Canyon
I had some ideas for a track plan. Also, studied a few books to make sure I had things right--I would be using DCC for the first time. There were criteria which I felt had to be met. My railroad would be an East/West line of CN and CP Rail. Kamloops Lake, the Thompson River and mountains would be a part of the scenery. I wanted two circles of track so two trains could run without interferance, and a reversing loop accessable from both directions. The reversing loop operates with an MRC auto reverse loop module.
Looking toward the North
East side toward the Rocky Mountains
VIA Rail F40PH locomotives pulling passenger train "The Ocean" heading out of my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada